Photo Gallery Saving Shrinking Cities

Eastern Germany has seen its cities shrink since the fall of the Berlin Wall as people leave to find work elsewhere. But now a state-sponsored project suggests that "city islands," urban green zones and huge outdoor art could be part of the solution.
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Foto: Heike Brückner / Kerstin Faber / Doreen Ritzau / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: [M] Doreen Ritzau / Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Doreen Ritzau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Johannes Wöbse / Stadtplanungsamt Magdeburg / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Tore Dobberstein / Complizen / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Doreen Ritzau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Doreen Ritzau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Martina Benzko / Stadt Naumburg / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Michael Uhlmann / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Doreen Ritzau / IBA-Büro
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Foto: Doreen Ritzau / IBA-Büro